CARICOM SG to hold talks with Trinidad PM on CSME


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President Jovenel Moise (left) in talks with Prime Minister Mia Mottley on CSME

(CMC) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque is due in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley ahead of the special summit of CARICOM leaders in early December.

The regional leaders will be meeting in Port of Spain to discuss the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) that allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour and services across the 15-member grouping.

The Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the meeting is the latest to be held by Prime Minister Rowley in preparation for the December 2-3 summit.

In the past week he has met with the Guyana President David Granger, Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who has lead responsibility for CSME in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet.

CARICOM leaders at their last summit in Jamaica in July “recognised the need to keep focus on the CSME and agreed to have this Special Meeting on that issue,’ the CARICOM Secretariat said.

Meanwhile, LaRocque, accompanied Prime Minister Mottley to Haiti for talks with President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday.

The Secretariat said that the meeting was to discuss the French-speaking country’s “requirements to be fully compliant with the measures of the CSME.

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